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Monday, May 28th, 2018

 

Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal Holds Meeting With Saudi Counterpart in Jeddah

May 28, 2018 (DESPARDES/PKONWEB) — The Federal Minister for Interior and Planning, Development & Reform, Mr. Ahsan Iqbal, called on Saudi Minister of Interior, HRH Abdul Aziz bin Saud bin Nayef in Jeddah on Sunday. The Saudi Interior Minister welcomed Mr. Iqbal to the Kingdom and expressed concern over the assassination attempt on Mr. Iqbal and inquired about his health. The interior minister extended greetings and felicitations from the government and people of Pakistan. He thanked the Saudi Government for the strong expression of condemnation of the assassination attempt incidentRead More


Land Mafia Bosses: Will NAB Expand Its Net?

Will NAB now expand its net to also include the powerful individuals who control the racket, or will it confine its actions to the lower tiers only? FOR the land mafia in Sindh, whose tentacles reach all the way up to the highest echelons of power, this is unfamiliar territory — a reckoning of sorts, even though it touches only the tip of the iceberg. According to a statement by NAB on Thursday, the anti-corruption body has had relevant authorities cancel the fraudulent allotment of 10,000 acres of state landRead More


Pakistan to Purchase 30 Turkish Attack Helicopters, Erdogan’s Party Manifesto Confirms

May 28, 2018 (DESPARDES/PKONWEB) — Pakistan has inked a deal with Turkey to procure 30 attack helicopters, Daily Sabah newspaper reported on Saturday. According to the paper, President Erdogan’s Justic and Development Party (AK Party) confirmed the deal by mentioning it in the election manifesto announced on Thursday. T129 ATAK attack helicopters made in Turkey had participated in a fly-past ceremony in capital Islamabad on Pakistan Day that is celebrated on March 23. The paper reported that the helicopter was added to the inventory of the Turkish Armed Forces (TSK)Read More


China, Pakistan Plan to Launch Satellites in June to Monitor CPEC Progress

May 28, 2018 (BE2C2) — In order to carefully monitor the progress taking place in the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), China is all set to launch two satellites next month. In a joint initiative between The China Academy of Launch Vehicle Technology (CALVT) and Pakistan Space and Upper Atmosphere Research Commission (SUPARCO), the satellites to be launched will focus on geo-monitoring and image processing. The major advantages of these satellites is that they will improve the process of communication in remote and backward areas of Pakistan. Beijing will launch theRead More


Gas Prices Close to a Psychological Threshold in the U.S.

Memorial Day weekend gas prices highest in four years May 27, 2018 (BE2C2) — Consumer gas prices in the U.S. for the Memorial Day weekend was the highest they’ve been in four years and will likely stay that way through the summer, the U.S. government said. The three-day holiday weekend in the U.S. (May 26-May 28) marks the de facto start of the summer holiday season ending in September. According to reports, retail gasoline prices have moved toward a national average of $3 per gallon, a psychological threshold indicative ofRead More


U.S. Authorizes 15,000 Additional Visas to Help Struggling Companies

May 27, 2018 (BE2C2) — The Department of Homeland Security will provide 15,000 additional H-2B visas to at-risk businesses to bring in low-skilled foreign labor this summer. The move lifts the number of these H2-B visas for summer work from the cap of 66,000 under statute to 81,000, the Wall Street Journal reported. It is made possible by Congress giving Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen the authority to issue up to 69,000 more visas this summer, if necessary, after negotiations in the spring with 81,000 people having applied forRead More